Dangerous Speech on Facebook in Sri Lanka
Researchers at the Centre for Policy Alternatives in Sri Lanka used the Dangerous Speech Framework to analyze hate speech on Facebook and released a report with recommendations in September 2014.
"The growth of online hate speech in Sri Lanka does not guarantee another pogrom. It does however pose a range of other challenges to government and governance around social, ethnic, cultural and religious co-existence, diversity and, ultimately, to the very core of debates around how we see and organise ourselves post-war."
Three years ago, the Buddhist Power Force and other hard-line groups were fringe elements. Today, they are a powerful force, and their aggressive assertion of Sinhalese Buddhist dominance, in a country that is 70 percent Buddhist, is increasingly mirrored in government-approved revisionist histories of Sri Lanka.